I've been hearing a lot of talk about the late 1960's right now. If you're old enough to remember, protests, riots and cities burning are certainly familiar. 1967 began with the "summer of love" but that soon turned into riots and chaos in 1968. That began after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. I … Continue reading On Gardens
“Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” - St. (Padre) Pio When we start to worry, that's a bright, blinking light that is leading us to prayer!! As Padre Pio said, “Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your … Continue reading “What, me worry?”
I'm continuing sharing portions of my 'mini-retreat' talk that I gave at Nellis Air Force Base. This is one of 5 psalms we experienced at the women's retreat the day prior, a Saturday. (If you missed yesterday's entry from same, I invite you to go back and read that … Continue reading Psalm 91
Psalm 30 is such a trove of consolation and encouragement. I found it the other day, as the Holy Spirit would have it, while looking for something to share with a young lady who was grieving the loss of a loved one. I have lots of options, obviously, but Psalm 30 was the thing that … Continue reading Fighting My Battles
I heard this song today while washing my kitchen floor. I love it! It's from 2010 but somehow I never heard it until now. It's such a happy tune with very touching words. I suppose it's a parent telling a child how special they are no matter what anyone else says to that child or how … Continue reading To Me
If you've been following me for more than a couple of weeks you know I love my contemporary Christian songs. Here's the latest. It's called Why God by Austin French. Watch the video. It's very moving. Love the song, of course. I actually like his little monologue prior to the music video the best. When … Continue reading Why God?
A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid,” servant leadership is different. The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop … Continue reading You are a born leader
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2019/06/26/two-us-troops-killed-in-afghanistan/#.XRTg3wohaF1.email When ever Troops are killed in action (combat zones), I usually curse upon learning of the losses. It's not very pretty or classy, I suppose, but it's my honest reaction. I used to do that when Sean would notify me of deaths in our unit when he was a Brigade Commander, too. That visceral … Continue reading “…to give you a future of hope”